Most Successful Anime FranchisesFortifier
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This anime is still going strong to this day despite its dark years (i.e. Dragon Ball GT). - Fortifier
Still the number one anime in the world till this day
Love dragon ball
Best charactersV 1 Comment
There is no competition to the international phenomenon that is Pokemon, and it doesn't look like there will be any time soon! With one of the longest-running anime series and a vast array of video games and merchandise, Pokemon is the most successful anime franchise of all time! - Fortifier
I'd say Pokemon has the most successful games, rather than the anime itself. - Goku02
This franchise has earned more than franchises like marvel and Star Wars. No other anime franchise would even come close to this franchise
Without pokemon, anime would not be popular in the us
No offense but this show sucks.V 3 Comments
I know I will be pissing off some pirates viewing this because One Piece is more successful in Japan than Naruto. However, on an international level Naruto is far more successful. - Fortifier
NARUTO is a legend for real
This is best franchise for sure.
Naruto forever yo!V 2 Comments
The Gundam franchise has a series for any user or viewership. High success rates and invents a new in each pass of generation. With tons of timelines to be in parallel also there is a good appeal of freedom in the animations of Gundam. Much respect towards this series and hopes with it the trend will not at least hold true with what it is to the point. - iliescu
The Gundam franchise in what is usual has a series to appeal to each different user or viewership. It is real good with depicting what is cool and invents itself a new each passing generation it seems. In plus the timelines are also not the same in each Gundam base series. A real nice job with it and should garner respect at a point once more. - iliescu
Gundam may have Robots, but it tells a very human story that many anime do not touch and because it is such a long running franchise, there is a Gundam show for everybody.
This is an anime that I go and rewatch over and over again, despite the death. But isn't that what makes the story interesting? Season 2 exceeded my expectations!
Name any other visual novel franchise that's churned out as much success as Type-Moon's biggest series. To think that what started as an eroge visual novel would turn into a series of manga, light novels, anime, movies, video games, and arguably the biggest cash cow of them yet, the hit mobile game Fate/Grand Order. Did I forget to mention its high popularity in its home country Japan? - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I find it hard to believe that one of the most successful and popular magical girl anime franchises of all time was actually spun-off from an eroge game series (Triangle Heart)... - PerfectImpulseX
5 seasons of anime (MGLN Original, A's, StrikerS, ViVid, and ViVid Strike)
3 (soon to be 4) movies (the Movie 1st, the Movie 2nd A's, Reflection, and the upcoming [as of typing] Detonation)
3 video games (the two A's Portable games for PSP and an online browser game)
a bunch of manga (ViVid, Force, Innocent, InnocentS, and a few others)
and tons of merchandise (ranging from figures, trading cards, card sleeves, die-cast cars, plushies, etc.) - PerfectImpulseX
Best supernatural mystery
Fantastic series with very clever writing. Fantastic character interactions. Absolutely beatiful animation. My favorite series hand down.
Yep keep laughing
The best Comedy anime franchise of all time
You can't keep in the place you are siting without laughing
Love it or hate it, Sword Art Online is undeniably one of the most successful and popular anime franchises of this decade. A contest entry turned webcomic turned light novel, it's amazing how much this light novel franchise has expanded. Two anime adaptations with a third one on the way, a series of spin-offs with one already set for its own anime adaptation, several video games and mobile games, and most importantly, its first theatrical anime film. Yep, without a doubt successful. Suck it, haters. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
It is a Japanese-American card game where they use rules of the game, for generations they add more cards to be duels.
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